NC Mountain State Fair
WNC Agricultural Center
September 8-17, 2023
The annual Mountain State Fair, which takes place at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, and competitions.
The focal point of the Fair is the Carnival Midway, featuring over 40 rides and numerous games for all ages. But the backbone of the Fair are the many competitions that showcase Western North Carolina’s best in livestock, creative arts, heritage, farm products, food and so much more. Enjoy demonstrations including everything from molasses making, blacksmithing, pottery and needlework to basket weaving.
Agriculture runs deep at the Fair during the 10-day run, with more than 4,000 animals on display, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, and llamas. Music fills the air at the Fair with sounds of Appalachia as bands perform nightly on the Heritage Stage. The entertainment lineup includes music, acrobatics, magic shows, clogging and animal acts just to name a few.